New York, NY (PRWEB) January 10, 2013
The Natural Sapphire Company, a company based in New York City, has announced that after the past year’s addition of $30 million worth of inventory to their collection, they now feature the world’s largest online collection of natural sapphires.
“It has taken years to get where we are today,” says The Natural Sapphire Company’s CIO Evan Guttman, who brought ten years of experience designing technology for Wall Street trading floors to the company in 2006. “The Natural Sapphire Company has grown leaps and bounds continuously since our founder, Walter Arnstein, began importing sapphires into the United States in 1939. Our online store, which is constantly being added to, currently offers over 2,500 sapphires and rubies that are for sale as loose stones, finished jewelry, and as custom design orders. Our coffers could figuratively be said to hold the crown jewels of future monarchies, for what we have to offer is quite simply a wealth of the most rare and the most beautiful, the most prized and the most precious with a net retail value of roughly $80 Million.”
As the largest supplier of natural sapphires in the world, The Natural Sapphire Company also holds the largest variety of sapphire sizes and shapes including not only the typical round, oval, and emerald cuts, but also cushion cuts, princess cuts, radiant cuts, Asscher cuts, and marquise cuts. The Natural Sapphire Company offers natural untreated star sapphires and star rubies, as well as natural rough sapphire crystal specimens. From simple white sapphire earrings and every day wearable rings under $1,000, to a 69.35ct sapphire ring (appropriately named the “Titan’s Eye”) priced at $1.5 million and a sapphire and diamond necklace fit for a queen, priced at just over $3.6 million, the Natural Sapphire Company’s magnificent inventory of sapphires, rubies, and jewelry for all price points grows each day. The company is now the online consumer’s one stop destination for all that is truly rare, truly precious, truly natural and truly gorgeous in the world of sapphire jewelry.”
The Natural Sapphire Company employs a team of experts from all aspects of the jewelry industry who work together to create fine sapphire jewelry from start to finish. From their offices in New York and Sri Lanka they source the finest natural sapphires and natural rubies from such locations as Madagascar, Thailand, Tanzania, Mozambique, and even Montana.
“The bulk of our sapphires come from Sri Lanka, where we have been ethically sourcing rough and polished sapphires directly from the mines since my grandfather started the company 73 years ago,” says Michael Arnstein, The Natural Sapphire Company’s third generation CEO.
The Natural Sapphire Company holds the pulse of the sapphire industry and is in a position to supply the world of gem and jewelry enthusiasts with the finest of what nature can provide. Kevin Fournie, the company’s Senior Gemologist who oversees the inventory, as well as a team of GIA trained gemologists that includes the sales department, says that “what The Natural Sapphire Company takes the most pride in is our collection of sapphires that have not been enhanced by heat treatment. Natural untreated sapphires and rubies make up less than 1% of the market, making them exceptionally rare. Most of our sapphires and rubies are accompanied by reports from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), and all of our sapphires and rubies are examined by each member of our team of gemologists to make sure the gemstones meet our company’s strict standards for excellence.”
What separates The Natural Sapphire Company from the rest of the jewelry market is that it is a completely in-house operation. Within the two levels of their New York penthouse office just two blocks from the Diamond District, the creation of fine sapphire jewelry moves through the stages of production with the utmost care, precision, and efficiency. The company is able to design, fabricate, and finish a custom sapphire engagement ring in just 2 weeks, eclipsing the industry’s average of one month.
Susu Htay, the Shop Manager at The Natural Sapphire Company, says that “what really makes the company able to best serve the customers is the amount of people we have with such excellent training. From the sales staff trained in gemology, to the expertise of the CAD Design team, to the jewelers and stone setters, to the polishers and finally the several pairs of eyes that study each piece of jewelry so that each piece meets our high standards of quality. Every facet of the process is designed to relay into the next so that consumer demand can be met. Our customers are able to take tours of our facility to see the creation of their jewelry from start to finish. It’s one of the many personal touches we like to offer.”
About The Natural Sapphire Company:
The Natural Sapphire Company specializes in mining, sourcing, and selling natural untreated sapphires. Founded in 1939 by Walter Arnstein, the company is now a third-generation family business. The Natural Sapphire Company supplies sapphires to retailers, jewelry manufacturers, and private clientele. The company launched its Internet retail section in 1999 and has since become a popular e-commerce website. The Natural Sapphire Company is known to have the world’s largest collection of natural, untreated loose sapphires and an amazing array of natural sapphire jewelry. For more information, visit http://www.TheNaturalSapphireCompany.com